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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Rose Topiary

I'm going to show you how to make this Rose Topiary.

First you will need a candle stick.
I purchase a package of 3 at walmart in the candle section.

Top View

Next you will need a 5" Foam Ball.
I also purchased this at walmart in the craft section.

Next you will need round Dowels.
I also purchased at walmart in the craft section.

Mark the dowel every 4" and cut.

You will have 3 pieces need to assemble the Topiary.

Next you will need floral tape and foam tape.

Using the Floral Tape wrap the 3 dowels together.

Next you will need your foam tape.

Wrap the bottom of the dowel with foam tape.
This will be the end that will stick into the candle holder.
The other end you will stick into the ball.

Place the wooden dowel into the candle holder.

Next push the ball onto the dowels.

Your are now ready to start assembling the Topiary.

You will need 19 paper roses.
You can learn to assemble them on this post

Adhere the roses to the ball using a hot glue gun.

Accent Topiary with Whiter Pearl Sprays.

You will need Tulle to make tulle tuffs in between the roses.
Adhere  the tuffs of tulle with a hot glue gun.
As you are adding roses around the ball you will
add tuffs of tulle around each rose to fill in the spaces.
The butterflies are cut at 1-1/2" from the
 Martha Stewart Elegant Cakes Cricut Cartridge.
Adhere to ball with hot glue gun.

How To Make A Paper Rose

When I make flowers I like to use hot glue guns to assemble them.
It dries quickly and makes for a sturdy flower.
To make a rose using your gypsy you want to select any image that will make a good petal, leaf and base of the flower. See diagram below to start your cut file.

Create A Cut File

On Your Gypsy make a cut file with the above images.
Cartridges - Gypsy Font, Mother's Day Bouquet.

Preparing The Petals

You Need 12 1-1/2" Petals, 9 1-1/4" and 4 1" petals

I used my quick stick and foam pad.

I rubbed the petal in a circular motion to curl the petal.
Don't worry about the folds and wrinkles it adds to the texture of the flower.

Assembling The Rose

Next ink the edges of the petal.

Layer the 2 cross shape petals for the base of the rose.
Adhere with hot glue.

Next adhere 6 1-1/2" petals with hot glue to the base of the flower.

Next adhere with hot glue and layer the next 6 petals.
Place this row of petals so they are inbetween the bottom petals met.

Next Layer 6 1-1/4" petals in the same manner as above.

Next layer and adhere with hot glue the last 3 petals of the flower.

Creating The Center Of The Rose

Place a tweezers at the side of the petal.

Next roll the 1" petal around the tweezers.
This will be the center of the rose.

With the last 3 1" petals place the tweezers in the center of the petal.

Next fold the sides of the petal around the tweezers.
This will create a bend in the petal to layer around the center of the rose.

Your 4 1" petals should look like this.

Next put a bead of hot glue in the center of a petal.

Place the center of the rose on top of the petal.
Next adhere the other 2 petals to the center of flower.

Your rose should look like this when completed.

Next adhere the leaves to the side of the rose with hot glue.

Your first rose is done. Now your ready to make some more.

Happy Crafting


Monday, January 24, 2011

Reindeer Christmas Card

Reindeer Christmas Card 

Christmas Card Made From A Negative Cut.
I used the negative from the deer I used to make a birthday card for my son's Christmas card.


Martha Stewart - Village Border Punch
Cricut Cartridge Winter Woodland - Deer
Cuttlebug Folder - Swirls

Friday, January 21, 2011

Valentine Puppy

Valentine Puppy


Cricut cartridge - Paper Dolls For Every Day - Puppy Cut at 5"
Gypsy Wanderings - Heart Cut at 2.65"
I designed the bone using Photoshop.
I printed it on 3M Ink Jet Transparency Film #CG3460
I cut the bone and layers around the bone by hand.
Paper is from K&Company Valentine Stack
The Puppy was made from S.E.I Velvet Paper
The back drop around the puppy I cut from Velvet Paper by hand.